Summer Jobs in Chelsea Are Hard to Find

July 14, 2011
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Flipping burgers at a fast-food joint or cleaning up vacant lots for the City used to be a summertime rite of passage for youths in Chelsea. It was part of being a kid and learning the ropes of adulthood; getting a paycheck and learning how the working world operates. Now, getting that summer job...

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Police Briefs 07-14-2011

July 14, 2011
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Monday, July 4 Douglas Figueroa, 28, 166 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Tito Yanes, 27, 11 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery aggravated on a pregnant person. Paul Ricci, 43, 252 Revere Beach Pkwy., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon....

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The Dead of Summer

July 14, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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University Coach to Teach Basketball at CCS

July 14, 2011
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Cori Hughes, Head Coach for Varsity Women’s Basketball at Salve Regina University, will share her knowledge of the game with Chelsea youth during two three-day basketball clinics at Chelsea Community Schools (CCS) beginning Monday, July 25. Participants will learn a variety of skills including perfect shooting form, and effective defense and rebound techniques.  Hughes...

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Obituaries 07-14-2011

July 14, 2011
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Lisa Beauvais Florida resident Lisa A. Beauvais of Fort Lauderdale, Florida died July 2. She was 46 years old. Born in Everett to the late Henry and Marilyn (Bailey) Beauvais on July 18, 1964, she was the widow of the late Robert Ward of Chelsea and is survived by her brother Philip Beauvais and...

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Councillor Mike Mekonnen Dies Following Long Illness

July 8, 2011
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Councillor Mike Mekonnen Dies Following Long Illness

Mike Mekonnen’s death brings to an end a relationship with this city that began when he arrived here from his native Ethiopia in 1967. From that time until he died June 30 following a heroic fight against lengthy illness, Mekonnen had based his existence on hard work, public life and his family. Mekonnen was...

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Bishop’s Move:Ann and Robert Bishop to Join the Game of Politics

July 8, 2011
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Nothing is yet written in stone however it is believed that District 1 Councillor Kathleen Bishop is going to step down from her post – or in reality – step aside from her post to allow her mother to run. Ann Bishop, wife of Chief Procurement officer Robert Bishop, is believed to be planning...

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Local Developer Plans Apartments on St. Stanislaus Church Campus

July 8, 2011
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One piece of the old St. Stanislaus Church campus on Chestnut Street is on the development block before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals next week, with a local developer proposing to rehab two buildings into rental housing. Gerald Sneirson has proposed a 35-unit apartment complex within the old convent and school at St....

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Sanchez Garfunkel Authors Book About Her Husband’s Injury

July 8, 2011
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On August 27, 1992, Frank Garfunkel was playing squash at a Boston athletic facility and sustained a life altering injury.  He suffered a contusion to the spine, which is an incomplete spinal cord injury. “I received a call from his squash partner,” recalled Aura Sanchez Garfunkel, Mr. Garfunkel’s wife. “That evening at the hospital,...

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Police Briefs 07-07-2011

July 8, 2011
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June 27 Evlin Hernandez, 21, 404 Saratoga St., East Boston, was arrested for possessing Class B drug. Vikki Wommer, 29, 135 Chelsea St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant. June 28 Hector Martinez-Gonzalez, 31, 10 Blossom St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants and resisting arrest, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Juan Antonio...

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Mike Mekonnen

July 8, 2011
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The death of Councillor Mike Mekonnen leaves an important vacancy to fill on the Chelsea City Chelsea. It also causes a void to exist among those of us who view Chelsea as a small city family experience. He absence at city hall will be sorely missed. After all, Mekonnen was the real thing. He...

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Whitey Bulger

July 8, 2011
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Now that Whitey Bulger is back in town, the media is having a field day heralding his return and labeling him as the alleged leader of the Irish Mob in Boston. Now Whitey has a lawyer. We’re paying for his representation as he doesn’t have any money – at least not in a savings...

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Obituaries 07-07-2011

July 8, 2011
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John Henry Capistran Sr. Retired Naval Aviator and School Administrator John Henry Capistran, Sr., formerly of Chelsea, retired naval aviator, school teacher, counselor and administrator for the San Diego Unified School District, died on June 26. He was 88 years old. An avid baseball fan, he wished to pursue his aspiration of playing professionally,...

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Marriott Corporation Pays City for Land

June 30, 2011
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Marriott Corporation Pays City for Land

The Marriott Corporation passed papers and took possession of three acres of valuable Chelsea land on Maple Street Wednesday afternoon at Chelsea City Hall. Marriott will be building a 128-room Marriott Residence Hotel on the site. The hotel giant paid the city $1,865,000 for a two acre plot where the hotel will be built...

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Metro Credit Union Donates Children’s Books to Local School

June 30, 2011
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Metro Credit Union Donates Children’s Books to Local School

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote literacy, Metro Credit Union recently participated in the Massachusetts Credit Union League’s Annual Children’s Book Drive. This year, Metro selected the Manville School as the recipient of the eight boxes of children’s books that were donated by Metro members and employees.  In addition, Metro presented Alice...

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Bail Denied for Accused Murder

June 30, 2011
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The man accused of killing a Chelsea man inside his apartment back in 2010 was ordered held without bail by a Suffolk Superior Court clerk magistrate. Mario Cruzado, 37, who has no permanent address, was arraigned and charged with first-degree murder for the homicide of Frederick Allen of Chelsea. Chelsea Police officers discovered Allen’s...

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The Fourth of July 2011

June 30, 2011
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This July 4 marks the 235th year of American Independence. It is a worthy occasion noting the anniversary of one of the great days in world history. If you are the type who appreciates history, the 235th anniversary of anything is a major occasion. If you are a European, there are celebrations that go...

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Police Briefs 06-30-2011

June 30, 2011
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Monday, June 20 Lis Manuel Burgos, 20, of 155 Chestnut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery. Carlos Rolando Hidalgo, 25, of 158 Shurtleff Street, Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving scene of property damage and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. Kirk Crowley, 43, of 559 Beech...

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Obituaries 06-30-2011

June 30, 2011
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Ruth Griffin Of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea Ruth E. Griffin of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 24. She was the loving daughter of the late Carlton and Claire (Stoddard) Crapo; beloved companion of Anthony Marotta of Winthrop; dear sister of Paula DeAngelico of East Boston, Douglas A. Crapo of Winthrop, Jane E....

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Army Corps of Engineers will Dredge Chelsea Creek by 2012

June 23, 2011
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Army Corps of Engineers will Dredge Chelsea Creek by 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to perform maintenance dredging of the Federal navigation channel in the vicinity of the Chelsea Street Bridge in East Boston and Chelsea by 2012. The replacement of the existing Chelsea Street Bridge with a new vertical lift bridge will allow the Corps to...

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Phoenix Charter Academy Celebrated its Fourth Graduating Class June 16

June 23, 2011
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On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Phoenix Charter Academy (PCA) celebrated its fourth graduation ceremony. Twenty-one scholars from Boston, Chelsea, Lynn, Revere, and Everett will receive their high school diplomas during the ceremony. Unique amongst charter schools, Phoenix Charter Academy, a public charter school in Chelsea, Massachusetts, was charged to become a “model for alternative...

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Council antes up $50,000 more for Summer Jobs

June 23, 2011
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Jobs for kids seeking work during the summer vacation are scarce to non-existent in Chelsea and in all surrounding communities. While the stock market has come back from the depths following the near collapse of the US economy three years ago, jobs in general have not been generated and summer jobs for kids has...

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Police Briefs 06-23-2011

June 23, 2011
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Sunday, June 12 Julio Ventura, 43, 77 Bloomingdale St., Chelsea, was arrested for drunkenness. Sharon Chafin, 46, 100 Boatswains Way, Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant. Monday, June 13 Jean Day, 56, 59 Library St., Chelsea, was arrested for drunkenness. Silvio Rodriguez, 56, 180 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant....

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Summer in the City

June 23, 2011
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Summer officially begins this week. Tuesday was the longest day of the year, with more sunlight than any other day of the year. For those of you who luxuriate in the longer days that are warm and many afternoons, which are hot, this is the time to appreciate and to enjoy. After all, the...

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